Sometimes being sensible sucks. I wanted to go to Woolfest, but I’ve managed to convince myself that with Knit Nation only three weeks away, the grown up thing to do was to save my pennies for that. But I did want to go!
At least it’s not raining at Wimbledon, so I’m consoling myself with knitting and watching Nadal, with Federer up later.
I’m knitting away at my Corinne cardigan, which is going well, but oh, it is boring! It’s all garter stitch, so there isn’t even the variation of the purl rows, and of course garter stitch doesn’t grow as fast as stocking stitch.
It’s an interesting if very simple construction, the whole thing is a series of short row wedges, making a curved yoke. This is the front.
There’s no wrap and turns or other such fancinesses at the ends of the short rows, which makes a nice feature of the small holes at the ends of the short rows.
For the sleeves, you leave the stitches from the side of the body on a holder, cast on for the sleeve (shorter than the body) and carry on with the short row sequence.
Then you leave the sleeve stitches on a holder, knit the body stitches off their holder, and carry on. The pattern said to cast on for the sleeve then pick up stitches along the cast on edge and graft them with the other side of the sleeve, but I did a provisional cast on, and am going to do a three needle bind off, it just seemed easier. I could graft them, but I’m too lazy.
So that’s what I’m doing today – carrying on with the back, instead of buying goodies at Woolfest. I can’t say I regret not having to drive 250 miles in one day though, so it’s not all bad. And I managed to have a lie in till 10 o’clock this morning, which is about two hours later than I usually manage.
And there’s Knit Nation to look forward to – I’m going down on the Thursday night, and I’ll be there for the whole three days, although depending on what’s going on on Friday, I might wander round South Ken for a while instead. Let me know if you’re going, and I’ll look out for you. I’ll have my Ravelry badge on, so say hello if you spot me!